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The Top 10 Diamonds of 2016

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10 October 2017

2016 was a record-breaking year for diamond sales, with coloured diamonds dominating the auction block. The most expensive diamond of the year however, was a colourless rough diamond, the 813ct “Constellation” diamond, discovered in Botswana in November 2015.

Here’s what the Top 10 list for 2016 looks like:

1. 813-carat “The Constellation” rough diamond, sold for $63.3 million.

2. The Oppenheimer Blue diamond, sold for $57.5 million at Christie’s Geneva in May.

3. The Unique Pink diamond, sold for $31.56 million at Sotheby’s Geneva in May.

4. Cullinan Dream diamond, sold for $25.4 million at Christie’s New York in June.

5. 17.07 carat Fancy Intense pink diamond ring, sold for $20.77 million at Sotheby’s Geneva in November.

6. 9.14 carat pear-shaped Fancy Vivid pink diamond, renamed The Light of Memory, sold for $18.17 million at Christie’s Geneva in November.

7. Miroir de ‘Amour pear-shaped D colour flawless diamond earrings, sold for $17.61 million at Christie’s Geneva in November.

8. 7.32 carat internally flawless Fancy Vivid blue diamond, sold for $17.11 million at Sotheby’s Geneva in May.

9. Sky Blue diamond, a Fancy Vivid Blue diamond weighing 8.01 carats, sold for $17.07 million at Sotheby’s Geneva in November.

10. 5.03 carat Fancy Vivid Aurora Green diamond, sold for $16.82 million at Christie’s Hong Kong in May.

What was the total value of these 10 sales? A mere $285.31 million. We’re looking forward to seeing what 2017 brings us! 

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